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The garden at Highgrove / H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and Candida Lycett Green ; photography by Andrew Lawson and Christopher Simon Sykes

Charles, Prince of Wales

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ISBN 10: 0297825445 / ISBN 13: 9780297825449
Published by London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000
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Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Price-clipped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; 176p. : colour illus., photos, plans ; 30cm. One of the reasons HRH The Prince of Wales fell in love with Highgrove, whose garden was a scruffy arrangement of paths and thorn bushes when he bought the house in 1981, was its Cedar of Lebanon. Now he has transformed the land into several gardens, mixing his own ideas with the advice of acclaimed garden designers like the Marchioness of Salisbury, Sir Roy Strong and Rosemary Verey, combining an intimacy of style with organic ideals to create a garden which receives up to 8,000 visitors a year. Here The Prince describes the conception and execution of each garden, and his plans for their future. Subjects: Highgrove (Estate). Gardens - England - Gloucestershire. Royal gardens - Great Britain - Pictorial works. 2 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 222901

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Title: The garden at Highgrove / H.R.H. The Prince ...

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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The Prince of Wales describes how he has created one of the great gardens of our time.

When The Prince of Wales bought Highgrove House in 1981 the surrounds consisted of a brown path which ran around the house, a lawn and a few thorn bushes. Twenty years later, he has transformed the land adjoining the house into several exquisite gardens which embody his gardening ideals and organic principles.

With help from some of Britain's finest designers, including The Marchioness of Salisbury, Rosemary Verey, Miriam Rothschild and Sir Roy Strong, the Prince of Wales has created highly individual gardens which have now, with his own ideas, reached maturity.

The Prince of Wales describes the thinking behind each garden, the mistakes and the triumphs, and his plans for the future. Lavishly illustrated with photographs which capture both the scope and detail of each garden, this book will delight and inspire both gardeners and horticulturalists at every level.

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Most people will know two things about the garden at Highgrove--that it is organic and that, notoriously, the Prince of Wales talks to the plants he grows there. As The Garden at Highgrove lavishly demonstrates, it is a garden of very considerable interest and beauty, blending idiosyncratic touches into the traditional, romantic English country style. Although parts of the garden are laid out on a grand scale, much of it is intimate, forming a series of enclosed, room-like spaces. Evident everywhere is the Prince's respect for nature, from the underlying organic, self-sufficient methodology to the large-scale experiment in the restitution of a species-rich wild flower meadow. (The latter is expected to take at least a hundred years before the true balance of plant types is restored--an indication of the seriousness of purpose.) Although he has had advice and assistance from many leading garden and plant specialists, including Rosemary Verey, Sir Roy Strong and Miriam Rothschild, the Prince's personality, traditional-minded but with what seem to be strong streaks of competitiveness and bloody-mindedness, is everywhere apparent. Another presence, rarely alluded to, also haunts the place. Highgrove is an exemplary garden, and this is a very interesting book, beautifully illustrated and full of lessons in how hand and heart can work together in the garden. --Robin Davidson

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